Student Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (AFS)
The American Fisheries Society UM student subunit is an ideal way to get involved, improve your college experience, advance your career goals, and have fun. The organization is open to all students at the university. Being a subunit of the American Fisheries Society provides students with a way to learn more about local fisheries issues, make contacts with professionals, learn about current internships and job announcements, as well as get involved in fishing trips, river clean-up trips, and local stream restoration events. This year there will be a variety of exciting activities from river cleanup float trips, restoration projects, outreach activities, state fisheries conventions, as well as getting together as a group for fishing, fly-tying, and telling fish stories. We will have biweekly meetings with speakers, organizing upcoming activities, and discussing local issues in fisheries.
Recent NewsIn 2016, AFS members Rennie Winkelman, Ian Anderson and Ben Rich presented the results of their senior thesis projects at the Montana state chapter meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Rennie's poster won Best Student Poster at the Western Division AFS meeting.
In April, 2014, UM AFS accepted the "2014 Outstanding Student Subunit of the Year" award from the Western Division of AFS as the annual meeting in Mazatlan, Mexico. President Tracy Wendt and VP Katie Rayfield were on hand to accept the award.